Ergotron WorkFit-T Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation: An In-Depth Review
Ergotron’s WorkFit line has been around for years, providing both home office and commercial office users with great ergonomic alternatives from the bond of traditional office desk. The product line ranges from single to dual monitor setups, desktop to laptop, and more comprehensive adjustability options. Like the other products under the WorkFit line, the Ergotron WorkFit-T is a sit-stand desktop workstation especially designed to help users maximize their workspace.
Who is it for?
If you’re looking for a high-quality desktop riser to pair with your existing desk, then you should check out Ergotron WorkFit-T. This sit-stand desktop workstation is the best of its kind; spacious work surface, stable and secured base and a great space-saving upgrade.
As the newest entry under the WorkFit line, there is lot of pressure for Ergotron to make a high quality desktop riser. The idea was not original, as a matter of fact, many ergonomic office solution companies have used the same concept for their sit-stand workstation. But unlike the cheaper products out there, Ergotron equipped WorkFit-T will the bells and whistles you can expect a high quality device.
Converts Tabletop to a Healthy Sit-Stand Workstation
Just like other produces under the WorkFit line, the Ergotron WorkFit-T offers sit-stand adjustment option, which quickly converts your traditional tabletop to a healthy sit-stand workstation.
Compact and Reasonable Footprint that Saves a Lot of Desk Space
Some desktop risers in the market today, even Ergotron WorkFit-S, takes up significant desk space and give so little space to work with because of their height-adjustable work surface. Ergotron solved this problem in their WorkFit-T, as the expansive work surface gives you exactly the same space that it took from your desk, acting as a duplicate desk, so you don’t need to compromise your comfort and productivity with the standing option.
Because it only moves up and down, this sit-stand desktop workstation helps save a lot of space on your desk. This leaves more room for other important stuff you need for your work desk, such as documents, telephone, coffee mug, tablet, etc.
Solid and Stable Throughout the Sit-Stand Movement
Like most Ergotron products, the WorkFit-T is a well-designed ergonomic solution, providing safe platform for your computer monitor and/or laptop. The solid base secures and stabilizes the desktop riser, keeping it in its position throughout its range of motion. It is so stable that you can even lean on it while working, without worrying of height-drop or tipping over.
Accessories and Upgrades
The open architecture design of many of Ergotron’s products gives you the luxury to even improve your comfort and ergonomics. In the case of WorkFit-T, here are some great accessories and upgrades you can have to complete your workstation comfort:
Accessory Monitor Mount – Most desktop risers are designed for laptops. If you’re going to use the WorkFit-T with your desktop computer, then you can get an accessory monitor mount to secure the monitor better on the desktop riser as it moves up and down, and have the independent monitor adjustability you need for viewing comfort. You can choose from a single monitor to dual monitor setup.
WorkFit Single or Dual Monitor Kit – These monitor mounts provide independent adjustments with height-adjustable column and easily attaches to the WorkFit-T’s work surface. They come with VESA standard mounting holes for monitor attachment and provides space-saving alternative to set your monitors atop of the work surface. Both stands offer 5-inch height adjustment to suit most users and provide better solution for proper viewing angles and reduce the risk of neck strain.
Ergotron also has a WorkFit LCD and Laptop kit upgrade if you want a dual monitor setup with your laptop.
Design and Features
Easy Switching from Sitting to Standing Position with Great Height Adjustment
The up and down function of this desktop riser provides 15 inches (38cm) height adjustment, that’s more than enough to fit most users of different height. Users of this product can shift from sitting to standing position in seconds by simply releasing the hand-brake levers on the either side.
Equipped with Ergotron’s Constant Force Technology
Most Ergotron products comes with the brand’s very own CF or Constant Force Technology, a patented counterbalancing mechanism that allows quick adjustments but holds the work surface, including all the things you put on top of it, in a stable and secured fashion.
Spacious Worksurface for Comfort and Better Workstation Ergonomics
Ergotron WorkFit-T is designed with space-saving idea in mind. Unlike many workstation sit-stand desktop risers out there, this product doesn’t protrude beyond the tabletop.
The keyboard moves along with the work surface. The keyboard tray is placed around 4.5 inches underneath the work surface (monitor or laptop surface), which is the ideal ergonomic space between height and keyboard.
Users can either place their monitor directly on top of the work surface, or use a monitor mount kit for better security and improved ergonomics.
Ships Fully Assembled, Not Assembly Required
The WorkFit-T comes fully assembled right out of the box. All you have to do is to place the desktop riser on top of your desk and you’re ready to use your workstation. No assembly, tool-adjustments or special mounting required to install this thing to your desk.
- Footprint: 35 in x 25 in (89 x 64 cm)
- Fits on desk surfaces: 24 inches (61 cm) deep or larger
- Monitor Screen Size Capacity: 30-in max
- Weight Capacity: 10–35 lbs., 4.5–15.9 kg
- Lift: 15 inches, 38 cm
- Keyboard tray dimensions: 25 inches x 9 inches (64 x 23 cm).
- Recommended maximum keyboard width: 18″ (45 cm)
- Shipping Dimensions: 38.5″ x 28″ x 8.5″ (98 x 71 x 21.6 cm)
- Product Weight: 49 lbs (22.3 kg)
- Shipping Weight: 58.5 lbs (26.6 kg) Warranty: Five (5) years
The Ergotron WorkFit-T sit-stand desktop may look massive, but it is actually quite a space-saving alternative for people with existing desk. It lets you modify your existing desk, cubicle or office space, without replacing your desk or the cost of expensive professional installers. It’s a simple and straightforward solution that provides a lot of convenience for computer users, especially those who spend most of their days in their workstation. The sit-stand adjustment is a great way to combat the negative effects of sedentary lifestyle.
With compact design but spacious work surface, it can be easy to assume that Ergotron got its inspiration in this product from Varidesk desktop riser. Ergotron however, improved the usability and ergonomics of the design through its open architecture style, where you can mount your display (even dual monitor setup) with optional monitor stand upgrades.
Another great advantage of Ergotron WorkFit-T over Varidesk is in the elevation mechanism. Rather than swinging through an arc away from the desk as it adjusts in height, the WorkFit-T glides straight up and down, keeping your ergonomic setup intact as you switch from sitting to standing work position.
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